Tiger Woods’ popularity falls by record amounts

USA Today reports: Tiger Woods’ popularity is dropping by record amounts, according to the latest results of the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. Woods “favorable” rating dropped to 33 percent in the latest poll conducted this week vs. 85 percent from his last poll in June 2005. His “unfavorable” rating surged to 57 percent from only 8 percent four years ago.

Woods posted the highest popularity rating in poll history — 88 percent — when Gallup first measured him in 2000. Gallup says the 52-point swing is the largest drop between consecutive measurements since 1992. The 55-point falloff from his high to low point matches that of President George W. Bush from 2001-2008.